I think it's very likely that in many cases it is over diagnosed. But not in my case. My son has ADHD, and in my opinion and son's circustance it is a very severe life altering disability that effects every aspect of his life. If it wasn't for the medicated patch that he wears everyday, he would constantly be getting into trouble, the school wouldn't be able to handle him, he wouldn't have friends, would never complete an assignment, and he would have the self-esteem of a gnat. He was kicked out of preschool, I've had to pick him up and take him home from public school because he was too out of control, he bit my wedding ring in half when he was three, he constantly gets into everything in my house to the point going to the bathroom for me is like gambling, he has pee and poo accidents and he's nearly 7, and I clean up messes on a daily basis due to his impulsivity and innability to stop. ADHD is a very real disorder.
at 11:56 AM on Jul. 1, 2011